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  1. Robin61970

    B honest, how many B or C students are out there?

    I don't visit here very often anymore....maybe once a week so I just saw this post.....I was a 4.0 for the first year of school....excited and all. Then I hit some of my harder pre-reqs and was thrilled to get a C in Chemistry and Algebra....since my GPA has dropped...I went into Nursing school and was thrilled to get a B in it. I have since realized....I don't have to have a 4.0 as long as I can survive school and keep my family together. We live by the motto....C=RN!!!!!
  2. Robin61970

    Mom's who are students...

    Lots of late nights with little sleep....TV dinners and paper plates. My house is never truly clean and sometimes I feed my kids cereal for dinner the night before a big test. It is a sacrifice, but I know in the end it will be worth it.....I do only get 4 hours of sleep alot of nights, but it is what it takes. You can do it!!
  3. Robin61970

    Whew... I passed

    One of the girls in my class ended with a 92.3 or something like that.....wouldn't it suck to be that close to an A?
  4. Robin61970

    Whew... I passed

    Woot!!!! Glad to hear it! I also passed it all. I got an 85 on the final and ended the semester with a B so I am thrilled!!
  5. Robin61970

    My class must be bad.

    Yes, but our program you have to get a 75 to pass EACH test....if you get below a 75 they kick you out of the program...it is not cumulative GPA. Every test there is a chance of failing out. And the "retake" is so much harder than the original...I found that out.
  6. Robin61970

    My class must be bad.

    Thanks....I am just trying to stay positive...I think I can....I think I can....
  7. Robin61970

    My class must be bad.

    No Nurs2be...Nursing diagnosis.....I let my personal issues get in the way of studying.....I can't let that happen again. I just want to point out that I would much rather have it where we had an average for the semester.....it is nervewracking to know that you could fail out for not getting a 75 on any test....there are 5 tests....the final and a math exit exam....less than a 75....retake.....you are gone.....it is very stressful. I know of people who have failed on test 5....one week before the final....it is scary.....
  8. Robin61970

    My class must be bad.

    At my school the policy is....you take the test and if you fail you take the retake. If you fail the retake you are out of the program. If you miss on test day then the retake is the only chance you get to pass the test....if you fail you are out of the program. On the retake the highest grade you can get is a 75. Even if you get a 90....your recorded score is a 75. Only a couple of exceptions have been made....one guy they sent home(he had the flu) and another had a doctors note.... I failed my first test on Monday and have retake this monday...keep your fingers crossed......
  9. Robin61970

    Any anyone used Topamax for weight loss?

    I took Topamax for migraine control and lost 10 pounds in a few months...mainly because it makes all carbonated beverages taste nasty and you can't drink sodas,LOL
  10. Robin61970

    1st semester students...gimme an update!

    I too am having a rough time with school, but I can do the work and such required....had a B at mid term, it is the personal problems that are giving me hell and making it hard to concentrate on school. I want to make it through this semester and if my hubby and I don't make some sort of decision over the summer I am taking next semester off to deal with this. I would rather take a semester off than fail out because I can't take the stress of my personal life....
  11. Robin61970

    Should teachers be CPR certified?

    I took First Aid and the majority of the others in my class were Elementary Ed majors so it is required here......thank goodness. YES YES YES.....teachers should know CPR and heimlich!!!!
  12. Robin61970

    Anyone else interested in Forensic Nursing?

    One of my instructors is a forensic nurse......
  13. Robin61970

    I'm in shock.

    Woot!! Glad to here it....
  14. Robin61970

    Fin Aid - Bonus?

    I also would contact Fin Aid and ask about it....if they made a mistake and catch it you would be expected to pay it back. Also, anyone know about Uncle Sam's extra fund for nursing students? (grants, etc?) I don't know anything about this.....
  15. Robin61970

    Prayers and thoughts for this family Please....

    No real news yet....as some comes in I will tell you......
  16. Robin61970

    First clinicals this week and I am scared,LOL

    Woot!!! Nurs2be...you just made my day......those cluster sheets confuse me more than they help me.......I will make it....I keep telling myself....you know like the little engine that could? LOL

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